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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an umbrella term used to describe a group of complex eye diseases that cause optic nerve damage. If left untreated, it can lead to vision loss, including blindness. The damage that glaucoma causes is both irreversible and progressive. It is the second leading cause of blindness but with early detection and treatment, the

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New Device Brings Hope To Glaucoma Patients

More than 3 million Americans are currently living with glaucoma and it is one of the leading causes of blindness when left untreated. Finding a way to manage the disease has been difficult, but a recent device has been made bringing hope to glaucoma patients. iStent, is the tiniest implantable device ever approved by the

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Virtual Reality Used in Glaucoma Research

A study has found that falls are the “leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as glaucoma.” To test this problem, a group of researchers used virtual reality technology to measure balance control in glaucoma patients. All participants wore Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles.

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